Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
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Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #11 / 182
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Based on 477 ratings
2002 Ratings: #15
July 16, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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Very interesting album in terms of production. The title of the album perfectly describes what is happening in this album. The melodies are sweet and the instrumentation in most songs resembles the sounds of robots, which creates a very nice atmosphere. Apart from being cool and enjoyable this album doesn't offer much more. I like most of the songs, but practically none of them is perfect and I feel like they could make a little more out of them. Still, I think it's a good and very creative ... read more
This was really disappointing. Full of childish lyrics and sweet melodies, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots is an album that never risks anything. The lyrics feel like they could have been written by a 11 year old and it just feels like a moody album. Doesn't deserve the hype it gets.

Favorite Tracks:Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1, Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

Least Favorite Tracks: All We Have Is Now
I had never listened to more than maybe 1-2 songs from The Flaming Lips before I decided to listen to this album, which looked like a good place to start. I'm a huge fan of psychedelic pop, especially when it is done right. Unfortunately, what I got on Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots was a lazy and monotonous mess that I couldn't even get through without skipping some tracks halfway.
The songwriting was so childish and pretty embarrassing actually, the kinda stuff I wouldn't want someone to ... read more
The experience of analyzing the lyrics of the first four songs is priceless. Yoshimi as a conceptual album has a very tangible and profound argument, it should not be confused with the simple way in which the songs are written, it is a demonstration that life after trying so hard to understand it, you finally understand that it is actually simpler of what you believe. Musically, it is very rich in details. The entire album is full of peaks.

"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Pt. I)" ... read more
The Flaming Lips at this point are happy to push their own boundaries in a way that some might not take their sound seriously, just given how bubbly and pleasant it can often be, but the group don't seem to care what others think about them. What they care about is making appealing and unique music.

The silliness of The Flaming Lips is at its truest form on Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, with Wayne Coyne singing songs about karate and robots, yet the music is so demanding that you can't ... read more
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Track List

  1. Fight Test
  2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
  3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
  4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
  5. In The Morning Of The Magicians
  6. Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell
  7. Are You A Hypnotist??
  8. It's Summertime
  9. Do You Realize?? 
  10. All We Have Is Now
  11. Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

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